Benz Eye View: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Continuing in the Star Wars Marathon, we also continue the Prequel Trilogy with…

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Side note: Terrible trailer for showing pretty much the entire movie.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is the best character in this movie.  Not only does he seem to be the only one of the major characters alive in this movie (mainly because the other major characters do not seem to have that much emotion), but his actor, Ewan McGregor made his role his own while still making sure it is the Obi-Wan we know from the Original Trilogy.

I do like that the movie is showing signs of Anakin Skywalker’s descent to the dark side.  His journey on becoming a Jedi, but struggles to keep his emotions and anger into check.  He will become Darth Vader in the end (whether you guys like it or not), but the signs of how he became what he was is interesting (I just wish the acting and delivery is better).

The action scenes are really cool.  Sure, most of it is in a green screen or CG, but they are just fun enough to keep you on your toes.



This is absolutely one of the worst romances I have ever seen.  Not only is it kind of creepy, but Anakin and Padme have no chemistry.  Terrible and wooden dialogue makes it cringe-worthy, and it does not help that Hayden Christensen does a terrible job on his acting performance (I did hear that he is actually a decent actor, so this is probably George Lucas’s fault).

Like the last movie, they are overusing the CG again.  It gets ridiculous, especially in the climactic battle where almost every soldier (clone troopers and droids) are completely CG.  The biggest example is Yoda himself; he may be a moving, living creature, but you can tell that it is a CG model.

Even though it is not as bad as The Phantom Menace, the plot is just barely interesting.  Obi-Wan’s investigation may have been tolerable, but the rest is just not worth mentioning.



In May 16, 2002, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released into theaters.  After Episode I, fans were not looking forward to the next two movies.  This discouraged George Lucas, and he struggled to write and direct the next iteration of Star Wars.  From what I can tell, he did a bit better than the last movie, but that is not saying much.  The story is nothing to write home about, the dialogue is stiff (and the romantic dialogue belongs to a horrible fan fiction), and the CG stands out over the live actors.  I really do not have much to say about this movie; it is just there so we can finally get to the movie where Anakin becomes Darth Vader.  Until then, you are just going to have to go through one of the worst romances in movie history.


I barely had much to say about this movie, so I will let Doug Walker explain it in a few seconds.

Tomorrow is the last movie of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, and arguably the best of them.


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